Pride Picnic 2022
We are inviting you to Queens Park for our first Pride Picnic. A place to bring the LGBTQIA+ community together and celebrate, educate and raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community.
While this isn't our usual large Pride event, we are thrilled to be hosting a smaller event that encourages the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to come along for the day. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and a pride flag.
We will also be hosting a pride march in the town centre before the picnic. (Details below). Don't forget to join us after the Pride Picnic for our official after party at Boom Battle Bar. (Get your tickets below)
Date & Time
Pride is inclusive of all. Children are welcome, especially with accompanying adults.
Queens Park, 160 Drove Rd, Swindon SN1 3AG. Next to Regents Circus
Queens Garden is roughly a 20-minute walk from Swindon Train Station.
Taxis will be available from Swindon Station and buses frequently run by the Park (9, 11, 17 and 17A)
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What to bring
Remember to bring some food and drink for your picnic and a blanket, a Pride flag and a folding chair (if you have one). Be ready for rain or shine; pack your sun cream and an umbrella.
What To Wear
Wear what you feel comfortable in. Don't forget your Pride flag.
What Not To Bring
Please do not bring any type of barbeque to the event as they are not allowed in the park. If you are bringing any drinks to the site please do not bring glass bottles, they are not allowed onsite.
There is no designated car parking for Queen's Park.
Nearby public car parks can are by The Brunel Shopping Centre and Regent Circus.
If you are drinking, please do so responsibly.
Pace yourself, and drink plenty of water or soft drinks inbetween alcoholic drinks.
We recommend you don’t drink on an empty stomach, make sure you eat throughout the day.
Please do not bring any glass bottles to the site.
This park is wheelchair accessible.
The park can be loud, so please be wary if you're sensitive to sound, you might want to bring ear defenders.
Can I bring my Dog?
Unfortunately, Queens Park does not allow dogs into the park.
The Pride Picnic can only happen with the generous support of our volunteers. We always have various roles that we are looking for people to help us, that will help support our event.
If you are 18+ and available on the 12th or 13th of August, please email your name, mobile number, and date/s you are available to:
Our Pride Stall
Rainbow Deck Chair
Please arrive at 11 am in the space outside H&M The Parade, Swindon SN1 1BB.
The Pride March will start promptly at 11:30 am and make its way through town, towards the town hall and then to Queens park, ready to begin the Pride picnic.
Bring your Placards, Whistles and, of course, flags. Dress in what you feel comfortable wearing.
This is a walking Parade only, and no vehicles will be allowed.
There are no steps on the route.
The Parade will be loud, so if you are sensitive to noise, please bring ear defenders.
Please note the following and make your judgement. The Parade will be loud, so there will be a lot of people and dogs* are not allowed into Queens Park where the picnic is being held (Park rule, not us)
*Apart from assistance and support animals.
Our Pride picnic is proudly supported by the Nationwide building society
The Pride March is what Pride IS, and we are incredibly excited about returning to the streets of Swindon for 2022.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride marches in the UK, with the March being an integral part of what Swindon & Wiltshire Pride is – hundreds of people showing their support for LGBT+ lives and rights.
Pride is a protest! We use our political voice to amplify, maintain, and further LGBTQIA+ human rights in Swindon, Wiltshire and beyond. It is a bold statement for equality, diversity and inclusion: to celebrate our community and to show that hatred and prejudice have no place in our town or anywhere. We encourage community groups, charities, public sector organisations and businesses who actively support LGBTQIA+ human rights to join us.